Nick James live on ‘Life’s Important Questions’ with Miles Grant

Nick James live on ‘Life’s Important Questions’ with Miles Grant

By Nick James

In this episode, Nick discusses what an expert is and how he has built his expert empire to support others build their empires.

He talks candidly about what really matters, the value of a diverse network and why having humility and being able to admit when you’ve made a mistake are important things to learn as you move forward.

He shares a fascinating insight and some great content about his own learning journey and reflects on what he would have told his younger self starting out and why being skilled in asking the right questions is key.



My biggest advantage at the start was that I already had an extensive network The network I have built and the contacts I have are my most valuable asset It’s helpful and healthy to have people around you that are playing a bigger game and it’s also of value to be with those to who you can add value and mentor It’s important to find a balanced peer group to surround yourself with to support you and who you can support Collaborations are something you can do from the very start but you do need to be clear about what you are bringing to add value. Sometimes people can be short-sighted in their view but it’s about the value long term in the relationships you build Realising that when you make a mistake you need to put your hands up to it is really important There is something powerful in saying you are wrong A degree of humility is endearing and an attractive trait in someone Everyone has moments of self-doubt and it’s important to acknowledge that it’s normal When you have normalised it you can deal with it and move past it There isn’t a ceiling for anything it’s about thinking bigger and you need to think bigger over the long term



‘Often the value of the deal is quantified further down the line’

‘There were a lot of people who connected and resonated with me because I put my hands up and said I was wrong’

‘I don’t really believe in being self-made exists it’s about the team around you’



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Nick James

Nick dropped out of university at the age of 21 and failed spectacularly with his first coaching business, which forced him to take a £16k/yr telesales job. 

Within 12 months he was the top performer and left to start his second business at 24. This time he discovered a winning formula and before long had a multi-six-figure company.

He then made a huge mistake which nearly put him out of business and cost him £50,000 in personal cash!

Fortunately, Nick kept it afloat, turned it around, and sold that business 2 years later in a seven-figure deal. 

He then co-founded a multi-million-pound marketing company, which he exited in 2015, and created Expert Empires.

Today, Expert Empires is known as the UK's number one business event for Experts, with world-renowned celebrity speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone, Chalene Johnson, David Goggins, and Lewis Howes gracing the stage.

Nick also specialises in helping Coaches, Consultants, Speakers, Trainers, and Authors take their businesses from zero to six figures and beyond through his Expert Empires Mastermind programme.

















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